holiday_dining_600x400The holiday season always arrives faster than one would think. One moment you’re picking out Halloween costumes for the family, the next you are scrambling to get everything in order for your holiday guests and parties. Most often the holiday season passes in a blur of endless planning and expectations instead of becoming a meaningful time enjoying the beauty of the season with friends and family. How to avoid the anxiety and stress of the season? The answer is simple, really. You hire Michael Skaff and his team of award winning designers at Skaff Floral Creations.

Skaff is not your everyday florist but a specialist, concentrating on weddings, special events (parties, showers, anniversaries) and holiday home decorating. Other services offered by Skaff Floral Creations are corporate and residential weekly flowers, custom silk and permanent botanicals, funeral arrangements and much more.

“It’s never too early to start getting ready for the holidays,” Michael Skaff stated. “The earlier you start, the less stress you will feel and you will have more time to take it all in and enjoy it.”

Skaff is currently taking appointments for complimentary consultations at his Hinsdale, Illinois location.

His approach to holiday decorating begins with the home. He believes you must first understand the architecture of the space – be it classic, contemporary, Victorian, or inspired by the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The color of the home must also be taken into consideration. Outdoor décor such as wreaths, swags, and garland need to contain complimentary colors that will flatter the overall look of the home rather than detract from it.

holiday_mantel_600x400When selecting a wreath you want to look for something unique and eye-catching. Skaff Floral Creations can assist you in selecting the appropriate size, shape, and color and customize your holiday door décor to create the perfect fit.

Heading inside the home, there are various factors to consider. If you are planning on having a number of parties and family get-togethers during the two month holiday season you want to have an expert help you choose the right flower arrangements and décor for each event, creating a different look for a more formal gathering, as distinct from the casual family function.

A member of the Color Marketing Group, a prestigious group of industry leaders that set the trends for color and design, Michael Skaff is an expert at unifying the décor for you holiday festivities from table centerpieces, buffet design, Christmas trees, garlands, mantles designs and much more!

holiday_sideTable_600x400Holiday decorating tips from Michael Skaff:

  1. Festively decorated boxwood tabletop trees have become a holiday season must have. Not only are they a great gift idea, but are also easily placed on side tables, buffets, and mantle piece to help bring some holiday joy to any space.
  2. Make your Christmas tree the unique expression of your holiday style. Shop your local antique store or flea market to find vintage crystals from an antique chandelier to create interesting ornaments. Combining the sparkle of crystal with mixed metals, such as champagnes, coppers, silvers, and gold create an incredible look that is on trend this holiday season.
  3. Don’t forget the office. It’s easy to bypass your workspace when considering holiday decorating. A wreath, some garland, possibly a tree, and fresh flower arrangements can enhance the mood of your office and improve morale of co-workers.

Michael Skaff is a member of the Society of American Florists and was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF); the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD); the Color Marketing Group and the Professional Floral Commentators Institute (PFCI).

Consultation is by appointment only. For more information, call Skaff Floral Creations at 331-801-0018 or email us.

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